Boats & Trains Of The Highlands & Islands
New for 2021
Based in the seaside town of Dornoch and surrounded by magnificent Highland landscapes this holiday is designed to capture all the great things that make this area so popular. Take a cruise on a famous loch, journey on two of Europe’s most scenic railway lines as well as exploring two castles.
* Loch Ness Cruise
* Urquhart Castle Visitor Centre
* Single Rail Journey, Dingwall to Kyle
* Isle of Skye including Light Lunch
* Single Rail Journey, Golspie to Thurso
* Admission to Castle of Mey
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- We enjoy some free time in Inverness, before driving along the shoreline of Loch Ness and onto Urquhart Castle Visitor Centre and Grounds before a cruise out on to Loch Ness – take your camera just in case you see something lurking in the loch! We disembark at the Clansman Harbour, re-join our coach, and make our return to Dornoch via Beauly & Muir of Ord.
- We take our seat on “One of the best railway journeys in the world” according to Michael Palin as we travel from Dingwall to Kyle, where our coach awaits. From here, we travel by road over the bridge to the Isle of Skye, an island full of mystery and history. Included is a light lunch at the Dunollie Hotel, Broadford. In the afternoon we make our return over the bridge, with a brief stop to view Eilean Donan Castle for photos, before crossing The Highlands from the west coast to east.
- We trace the North Sea coastline on this picturesque rail journey passing fairy-tale Dunrobin Castle and the beautiful beaches around Brora. Experience how remote Scotland can be passing famous salmon rivers & distilleries with miles of moorland before re-joining your coach at Thurso and making our way to Castle of Mey – The Queen Mum’s Scottish residence, for our included visit. After this visit we continue to nearby John O’Groats, the most northerly point on mainland Britain. Returning south by coach we make a stop at, what once used to be the mighty fishing port, Wick, with coastal scenery all the way back to Dornoch.
Dornoch Hotel, Dornoch ~ 3 Star
A traditional Highland hotel set within its own grounds in a truly historic corner of the Scottish Highlands, affording spectacular views across the Firth. All bedrooms are en-suite and are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel offers a restaurant & bar. Lift.Back to top